School of Transborder Studies


At the center of expertise and action, we make borders human.

The School of Transborder Studies, the only one of its kind in the United States, promotes academic excellence and social change by developing cutting-edge interdisciplinary knowledge regarding the populations of the U.S.-Mexico transborder space and beyond. We affect social change by developing and nurturing integrated scholarship and teaching, leading to more successful and sustainable transborder communities.


ASU School of Transborder Studies


Inspire and Empower

Our current students and alumni are committed to transforming our society and are developing a better understanding of the complexity of contemporary societies in the 21st century.

Our mission is to inspire and empower students with an innovative learning experience that prepares them to be agents of change in a challenging environment where cultural, social, political, and economic borders are inevitably crossed by people both within and across communities in the context of a globalized world.

DreamZone, DACA, ASU, STS

DREAMzone at ASU | DACA & Undocumented Student Resources

DREAMzone will continue to support DACA and undocumented students at ASU by offering a venue for students to go to for assistance and support. Students can walk-in to meet with DREAMzone staff during DREAMzone Office Hours in a safe space at the School of Transborder Studies. Students may also contact DREAMzone to make an appointment if these hours do not work with their schedule.


DREAMzone office hours:

Tues/Thurs/Friday from 12 – 4pm or by appointment

Located at STS, Interdisciplinary Building B (Between MU and Student Services)

B161A (Small conference room).



College Assistance Migrant Program, CAMP, ASU

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at Arizona State University is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Migrant Education. The ASU CAMP Scholars Project provides academic support to students from migrant and seasonal farm worker backgrounds during their first year in college.


The Program for Transborder Communities (PTC) collaborates with scholars and communities in pursuing innovative ways to understand borders and border processes in a regional and global context. The mission of PTC is to develop socially embedded knowledge that promotes social change.


The Association for Borderlands Studies (ABS) was founded in 1976 and is the leading international scholarly association dedicated to the systematic study and exchange of ideas, information and analysis of international border, and the processes and communities engendered by such borders. ABS is currently housed and maintained by the School of Transborder Studies.